A stage in one's evolution should come where they become aware of their "self".
To do so would mean to enjoy interacting with the universe as a form of art through the use of our faculties of mind and heart jointly to interact with it.
In so doing we become the artists.
But there is a stage it seems that lies beyond finding the self.
It appears to be a higher form of consciousness, where we loose the 'self' we found, and hand over the brush of the artist to the universe as it demands from us. A complete form of submission it would seem.
1. My use of the word 'self' may not be how others use it.